Thank you for your frank and perspicacious comments. I always find your observations to be useful, pertinent, and logically impregnable.
Unfortunately, it would appear that not everyone shares my opinion in that regard. In examining the media response to our latest television appearance, I noticed that many people were taken aback by your assertions that we were “clearly superior” to mundane law enforcement, especially in dealing with metahuman threats. This incited something of a panic on the internet – forum debates about “homo superior,” “the metahuman revolution” and so forth. I also saw that your recent email blast re: the exploding pirate ship, failed to assuage the fears of many citizens re: fallout.
In the spirit of teamwork, I would like to do you a favor in return for the one you have done me. Your intellect, and your capacity for logical deduction are unparalleled. However, you lack tact. While tactfulness might seem a specious virtue, it can often be the deciding factor between successful public relations, and a riotous populace.
As a practiced “people person,” I believe that I can help you to develop tact, and other skills such that you can address social situations with complete efficacy; you may notice that in spite of When’s concerted disparagement of me during our television appearance, most of the public response is in my favor. If you peruse the various comments posted on YouTube recordings of the interview, you’ll note that I am described as “articulate,” “composed,” and “well-meaning,” while When is frequently decried as a “biatch.” Note that I never once ascribed that appellation to her, nor made any other insult. I cite this as affirmation of my abilities, and as proof of the power of tact.
Assuming you will allow me to help you as you have helped me, let me give you one basic guideline to start with: if you want to say something, but are not sure you can express it tactfully, don’t say it. It is better to say nothing than to express something poorly, and thereby introduce uncontrolled variables into the interaction. Remember, this applies to how you express an idea, in addition to the content of the idea itself.
If you ever have questions regarding a tactful way to express a specific idea, feel free to take me aside and ask whether a given statement is appropriate to the situation at hand. There is no need to be tactful with me – indeed, if you were anything but completely forthright with me, it would impair my ability to assist you. I am sure that When, and Dark Frost would be happy to help as well, though I have misgivings as to how effective their instruction might be. However, I trust that you possess the mental acuity to make such judgments for yourself.
Thank you again, for your comments. I hope I may be as helpful to you as you have been to me.
PS – I will address the other specific concerns you raised re: my abilities, my mission etc. in a letter to the Team, which will be forthcoming shortly.